UConn Sr. All-American G Bria Hartley was named the first EVER American Player of the Week after she averaged 19.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three wins for UConn over ranked opponents last week. Hartley's 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists led UConn against No. 3/3 Stanford last Monday, followed by a 10-point, six-assist performance against No. 8/7 Maryland on Friday. She matched her career-high with 29 points against No. 13/15 Penn State on Sunday, which included five three-pointers, and added six rebounds and four steals.
In multiple match-up of All-Americans, Connecticut's Bria Hartley held both Maryland's do-it-all Alyssa Thomas and Penn State's sharpshooter Maggie Lucas well below their season average. Hartley's stellar defense along with her 19.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three wins for UConn over ranked opponents last week helped the Sr. All-American Husky earn the first espnW National Player of the Week honor for the 2013-14 season.